The Piano is a beautiful instrument with a vast and challenging solo repertoire.
In Classical music as in Jazz the piano is the unrivaled in it’s ability to weave intricate harmomies and melodies together seamlessly.
In popular music the piano rivals the guitar with it’s ability to create exciting accompaniments.
In addition the piano plays a special role in western music as the “master-key” to understanding music theory. No matter what other instrument you play, a good grasp of the piano can immensely aid your understanding of harmony and composition.
I teach a lot of adult beginners! It is never too late to start. You just need the determination to succeed. My piano lessons will guide you through the early stages of your playing.
You will learn the correct posture and techniques, and how to read music from scratch. I have an excellent method of teaching beginners to read, there is nothing to be afraid of!
We will quickly move on to scales, arpeggios and some simple pieces, before starting to learn the repertoire. There are many directions which we will go in after this, and we will discuss these options as the become available to you. We will cover more advanced techniques and music theory as they become relevant to the music that we are playing.
If you already play the piano, I can help you to take your playing to the next level. Do you play classical but have never tried jazz? No problem! I will teach you how to read music and cover the basics of posture and technique with you.
I will make sure that you have a good grounding in the fundamentals before working through the repertoire, scales, arpeggios, sight-reading & broken chords etc. We may also study theory and aural.
The ABRSM syllabus very well structured and goal orientated. Hence, it makes agreat learning tool, with or without an exam at the end of each grade.
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